Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

When it comes to cooking a Thanksgiving turkey, a brine is essential for a juicy, flavorful bird. This simple Thanksgiving turkey brine will ensure your turkey moist and delicious every time!




  1. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, salt, sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, juniper berries, and bay leaves. Heat, stirring, until sugar and salt are dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Add mixture to a large pot, 5 gallon bucket, or brining bag. Add garlic, rosemary, orange slices and about 1 gallon of water. Stir. Add thawed turkey to the brine and add additional water to cover the turkey.
  3. Brine turkey overnight. Rinse turkey and pat dry after removing from the brine. Season and cook turkey as desired.

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